IKEA Äpplarö sofa review – What a sight to see outside

IKEA Applaro Outdoor Sofa

The Äpplarӧ series by IKEA, crafted from sustainably sourced acacia wood, embodies an extensive collection of outdoor furniture. Its expansive range, introduced in 2012, encompasses an array of furniture pieces, including sofas, tables, benches, chairs, and various modular configurations, all catering to diverse outdoor needs and preferences.

Design & Aesthetics:

Defined by its elegant wooden construction and clean lines, the Äpplarӧ boasts a timeless and natural aesthetic that seamlessly blends with outdoor surroundings. While the absence of excessive cushions preserves its simplicity, the available boxy seat cushions and back cushions in 7 different colours, including earthy tones, offer a touch of comfort and style.

Comfort & Slipcover Ability:

Featuring various cushion options, including Frӧsӧn and Duvholmen, the Äpplarӧ delivers adequate support for a comfortable seating experience. Equipped with optional custom covers, the Äpplarӧ allows for personalisation, enabling users to create a tailored outdoor setting.

Price & Verdict:

Priced between $350 and $490 for the 2-seat modular sofa and approximately $970 for the longest 3-seat modular corner sofa, the Äpplarӧ justifies its cost with its durable acacia hardwood build, tailored for outdoor longevity. While regular upkeep is required, including protection from the elements and occasional restaining, the flexibility of the Äpplarӧ’s furniture assortment allows for effortless rearrangement, catering to varying outdoor configurations.


Comfort: 6.5/10

Design: 8/10

Price: $$$

For those seeking alternative outdoor options, IKEA offers a comprehensive selection of outdoor furniture worth exploring, ensuring a suitable choice for every outdoor setting and preference.

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